Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2014  (Bordeaux, France) 750mL - [WE 94] [DM 93] [WA 92] [VM 92] [WS 91]

Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2014
(Bordeaux, France) 750mL - [WE 94] [DM 93] [WA 92] [VM 92] [WS 91]


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About the Winery:
The wines of Cantenac Brown are typically Margaux in character - fragrant and perfumed on the nose and medium bodied and harmonious on the palate, with soft cassis-scented fruits and a lingering finish. Ranked a 3rd growth in the Classification of 1855, the winery was purchased by AXA Millésimes in 1989. The AXA team, led at that time by the since semi-retired Jean-Michel Cazes, with the help of Daniel Llose and under the direction of Christian Seely, has turned the estate around. The team already had a history of success in Bordeaux, not least at Lynch-Bages but at other estates such as Pichon-Baron, Suduiraut and Quinta do Noval. 

About this Wine:
Cantenac Brown has 42 hectares of vineyards planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. They produce three wines, this red, a second label Brio de Cantenac and a white.

Varietals: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot

Aging: 15 months in 60% new French oak barrels, 40% one year used

Tasting Notes:
The color is very deep, almost black, sign of a great substance and a beautiful ripeness. The nose is a blend between red and black fruits, such as blackcurrants or blackberries, cherry or redcurrant. The roasted notes wrap the whole in a savory way. The wine is full-body, opulent and rich. It coats the palate delicately. The length of this wine doesn’t have an end, what a fantastic nish! The still very young wine has excellent dispositions to age! 2024-2044

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"The impressive Victorian baronial chateau of Cantenac Brown is one of the landmarks of Margaux. The wine is getting better each vintage. This is ripe and generous, full of freshly minted tannins and layers of wood over the ripe berry fruit. Drink this wine from 2024." - Roger Voss (Feb 2017)

93 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Good Merlot-Cabernet nose whereas the palate is more elegant than usual with nice supple length and even some charm. Will open early but also keep." - Steven Spurrier (Apr 2015)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Cantenac Brown has a backward nose at first, a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and tobacco, an attractive pastille-like scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a little more extraction than its peers. It feels fleshy and pure, notes of raspberry coulis, confit fruit, orange rind and tobacco towards the well-structured, delicately spiced finish. It makes you want to come back for another sip—always a good sign! A bottle tasted six months later in February 2017 demonstrated a little more cohesion and finesse, suggesting that this Margaux will meliorate with bottle age. One to watch out for." - Neal Martin (Mar 2017)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Cantenac Brown is a sexy, plush wine. Showing more ripeness as well as more new oak than it did en primeur, the 2014 is a decidedly racy, open-knit Margaux. It is supple and inviting, and will drink well with minimal cellaring." (Feb 2017)

91 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Fleshy in feel but restrained in profile, as the plum, blackberry and black currant confiture notes glide in easily, carried by a light espresso edge and backed by a stylish black tea detail. A light echo of warm stone keeps this honest. Best from 2018 through 2026. 6,665 cases made" - JM (Mar 2017)